Framing: Is embedding of copyrighted content on a website allowed?

The Opinion of Advocate General Maciej Szpunar at the CJEU on the issue of permissible embedding of digital media on Internet sites. “The heroes of George Lucas’ Star Wars film saga were able to travel through ‘hyperspace’ faster than the speed of light using a ‘hyperdrive’. In a similar fashion, internet users can ‘travel’ through […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court: Tap tags need to be labeled as advertising

Are tap tags simply a private service for followers or are they hidden surreptitious advertising after all? In the case dealing with the Instagram posts by fitness influencer Pamela Reif, Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court has now confirmed that product links on images must be labeled as advertising. Source: REUTERS / POOL – stock.adobe.com German courts […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Editor’s Note

Welcome to the Autumn 2020 edition of Brand Matters. In this issue we remain focused on purpose, sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, reporting on a number of developments relating to sustainability, including our recent podcast on sustainability in the fashion industry. Similarly, data protection compliance continues to be a key concern for […]

Peter NunnLegal Director, Mishcon de Reya

Risti Wulansari participates in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Justisiari KusumahManaging Partner, K&K Advocates

Elizabeth S. Dipchand and Dan Pollack participate in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Elizabeth DipchandPartner, Dipchand LLP

Shantanu Sood participates in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Shantanu SoodFounder, Quest IP Attorneys

Margret Knitter LL.M. participates in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Timothy J. Kelly participates in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Alejandro Castro Angulo participates in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Alejandro Castro AnguloPartner and Managing Director, Union Andina

Quality. Chocolate. Squared. … Registrable?

Author: Margret Knitter, LL.M. The German Federal Court of Justice decided that Ritter Sport may retain the trademark registration of its chocolate’s square packaging. Square resulted from the nature of the product itself? Ritter Sport had already obtained trademark protection for the packaging of its “Ritter Sport” and “Ritter Sport Mini” square chocolate bars without […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Free samples of prescription medicines can’t be given to drugstores, ECJ rules. But leaves the door open for over-the-counter medications

Authors: Dr. Markus Brock, Lara Guyot Advertising pharmaceuticals is subject to a large number of restrictions, which is why companies often find themselves in hot water when marketing new products. On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made a landmark decision on the issue of whether free samples of prescription medications can […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte